Who DECIDES what is NEWSWORTHY?

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    Dec 04, 2009 8:59 PM GMT
    Have any of you worked directly in the media either for a paper, or editor, or TV media? It seems these days more important stories are being passed up or ignored.

    Believe it or not, I was once told that at News stations, the first in line to review tips and story submissions are college interns.

    OUR NEWS IS BEING DECIDED BY COLLEGE INTERNS

    What are your feelings and experience?
  • Webster666

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    Dec 04, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    From reading the news, it's obvious that SCANDAL is the top choice for what constitutes "news."
    Then, comes shootings and stabbings.
    Then, comes vehicle accidents.

    The press loves to claim that the public is begging for the scandalous news. But, that's not true. Nobody writes in and says, "Gimmee a lot more gory details about Mrs. Woods giving Tiger a 9 iron up side the head."
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    Dec 04, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    I don't much care how a news outlet decides what story is their top priority. Headline News picks Tiger Woods and Balloon Boy over Fox News' Obama Bows to Japan's Emperor. That is why I am choosy over which news outlets I consume and which I throw rotten tomatoes at.
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    Dec 04, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidFrom reading the news, it's obvious that SCANDAL is the top choice for what constitutes "news."
    Then, comes shootings and stabbings.
    Then, comes vehicle accidents.

    The press loves to claim that the public is begging for the scandalous news. But, that's not true. Nobody writes in and says, "Gimmee a lot more gory details about Mrs. Woods giving Tiger a 9 iron up side the head."


    Believe it or not, Matt Lauer was talking about the Tiger Woods incident with a guest commentator, then pulled out an online poll and email from someone who said they did not care about this story. He then continued talking about Tiger Woods anyways.

    It's like they now make our lack of interest in the story PART of the story.
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    Dec 04, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    and has anyone noticed: there is the same amount of news every day. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • PRDGUY

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    Dec 04, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    Worked w/all as EVP of large company... Advertising persons have sum control of stories, think 'Sales at X-mas are good' stories where we use clout to push positive stories that could possibly have a snowball effect- 'gee if others are spending then the economy must be getting better and I CAN SPEND TOO!'

    But if a Republican, its the out of control liberal media planning the stories.

    And if a Democrat, the media empires exemplified by Murdoch and the talk radio crowd controls it.

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  • PRDGUY

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    Dec 04, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    Webster666 saidFrom reading the news, it's obvious that SCANDAL is the top choice for what constitutes "news."
    Then, comes shootings and stabbings.
    Then, comes vehicle accidents.

    The press loves to claim that the public is begging for the scandalous news. But, that's not true. Nobody writes in and says, "Gimmee a lot more gory details about Mrs. Woods giving Tiger a 9 iron up side the head."


    Believe it or not, Matt Lauer was talking about the Tiger Woods incident with a guest commentator, then pulled out an online poll and email from someone who said they did not care about this story. He then continued talking about Tiger Woods anyways.

    It's like they now make our lack of interest in the story PART of the story.



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    Dec 04, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    umm.. okay.. let us bring some facts to this thread..

    News stations work for profit... what gets them profit... news stories people want to hear... who are these people... general public... who are the general public... idiots... and now we are back to news stations work for profit... what gets them profit... news stories people want to hear... who are these people... general public.. who are the general public.... idiots.. AND We are back again..